Bob Ramsey, shareholder in the firm's Healthcare section, talks about the new Medicare Advantage Value-based Insurance Design (VBID) model in Part B News' article "Medicare Advantage Program Frees Up Copays, Telehealth for Eligible Encounters."

Bob's comments include:

"This is more evidence that CMS is moving toward significant changes in the payment of health care," says Robert Ramsey, health care attorney with Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney in Pittsburgh.

"If medical practice has a fairly high number of people with these diagnoses, they're going to see some benefits," Ramsey says. "This could really increase, in the short term, the number of office visit."

"CMS really seems to be embracing the concept of telehealth," Ramsey says. "For providers, they should be taking a serious look at [it]. I think virtual visits and the like are really the wave of the future."